By Hindustan Times
The Warrior Prince has some of the most gorgeous images I’ve seen in an Indian animation film in years. In a spectacular sequence, Arjun shoots an arrow through a golden fish to win Draupadi’s hand in marriage. The Chakravyuh army formation also gets stellar treatment in the climax. Director Arnab Chaudhari, referencing Japanese anime and manga, has created a visually rich film with an epic sweep.
Sadly, the characters and narrative don’t have the same strength. The Mahabharata is one of the world’s great stories, brimming with courage, romance, deceit, betrayal and tragedy. The characters are heroic but also damaged, twisted, fallible — the torment of Karna, the right man on the wrong side, and the rage of Draupadi have transfixed successive gene